Join Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors George Hademenos and Diane Watson from Richardson High School, Richardson, Texas, and Judi Little and LeeAnn Vaughan from Burke High School, Omaha, Nebraska, during a science flight on board The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). In 2014, twelve two-person teams were competitively selected for SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program representing teachers from 10 states. After their flight opportunities, Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors will take what they learn back to their classrooms and into their communities to promote science literacy.
SOFIA is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The observatory is managed from, and the observatory is based at the Armstrong Flight Research Center's facility in Palmdale, California. NASA Ames Research Center manages the SOFIA science and mission operations in cooperation with the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in Columbia, Md., and the German SOFIA Institute (DSI) at the University of Stuttgart.